Archive for July, 2012

Felony Hearing in Virginia Thursday For Swim Coach Noah Rucker – Staffer at Statutory Rapist Rick Curl’s Curl-Burke Club

Published July 31st, 2012, Uncategorized

Thursday, August 2, is the date of a preliminary hearing in a Fairfax County, Virginia, criminal court for Noah Rucker, a coach at the Curl-Burke Swim Club who is accused of three felony counts of indecent liberties with a child while in a custodial or supervisory relationship. The charges stem from Rucker’s alleged sex acts […]

Another Big Story on USA Swimming’s Sex Crimes

Published July 30th, 2012, Uncategorized

Journalist Timothy Joyce has several angles that I’ve missed. “USA Swimming Scandal — Worse Than Penn State?” http://www.wbal.com/article/92453/12/template-story/USA-Swimming-Scandal-Worse-Than-Penn-State

Lawyers Against Sex Abuse of Children Issue Open-Letter Appeal to NBC’s Bob Costas

Published July 30th, 2012, Uncategorized

PREVIOUSLY: Olympics Open – Where Is NBC on the USA Swimming Sex Abuse Scandal? Published July 27th, 2012 *** Bob Costas, Face of the Olympics: ‘Where Called For, Should Have Journalism, and Judiciously Should Also Have Commentary’ Published July 30th, 2012 ========================= Below is the full text of an email that was just sent, to […]

Four Questions They Probably Won’t Ask at Today’s Secret USA Swimming ‘Emergency Hearing’ For Statutory Rapist Coach Rick Curl

Published July 30th, 2012, Uncategorized

Today the eyes of American swimming are on three athletes with good shots at gold medals in Olympic finals: Ryan Lochte in the 200-meter men’s freestyle, Missy Franklin in the 100-meter women’s backstroke, and Matt Grevers in the 100-meter men’s backstroke. But today is also supposed to be the day of USA Swimming’s “emergency hearing” […]

Bob Costas, Face of the Olympics: ‘Where Called For, Should Have Journalism, and Judiciously Should Also Have Commentary’

Published July 30th, 2012, Uncategorized

Good piece today on Bob Costas at Yahoo Sports’ ThePostGame: http://www.thepostgame.com/blog/london-calling-2012/201207/bob-costas-nbc-olympics-host-syracuse-hockey-andy-macwilliams?tid=the-ticket-daily. The article is mostly about the humble beginnings of his broadcast career in Syracuse. But I also liked this Costas quote: “Any good broadcast — not just an Olympic broadcast — should have texture to it. It should have information, should have some history, […]